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Fruit tree comparisons



Apple tree
Chieftain

A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.
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Growing


Apple tree
Chieftain
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
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Using


Apple tree
Chieftain
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
Culinary
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
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Disease resistance


Apple tree
Chieftain
General resistanceGood
FireblightSome resistance
ScabSome resistance
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Climate


Apple tree
Chieftain
Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Apple tree
Chieftain
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colorCrimson
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